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How to Make Bacon and white bean stew
less than 30 mins
10 to 30 mins
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 medium onions
- 8–12 rashers smoked streaky bacon
- 4 garlic
- 2 x 400g tins cannellini beans
- 1 chicken stock
- 100g/3½oz young spinach leaves, roughly 4 large handfuls (or 1 small savoy cabbage
- salt and black pepper
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat and fry the onion for about 3 minutes or until starting to soften and colour, stirring regularly. Add the bacon and continue to fry for 2 minutes more, or until lightly browned. Scatter over the garlic and fry for 1 minute, stirring regularly.
Add the cannellini beans, season with salt and pepper and fry for 2 minutes, stirring.
Crumble over the stock cube and stir in 600ml/20fl oz water. Bring the liquid to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally (if using cabbage instead of spinach, add it at this point).
Add the spinach and cook for 1–2 minutes or until well wilted, stirring. Season with pepper and serve.